September 5, 2017 | Bob Myers

We previously informed you about a study conducted by TransUnion  titled, “The Bubble, the Burst and Now – What Happened to the Consumer?”    The study revealed that 1.5 million homeowners who were negatively impacted by the housing crisis could re-enter the housing market between 2016-2019.

Recently, HousingWire  analyzed data from the US Bankruptcy Courts and revealed that 6 million Americans will  have their bankruptcies disappear off their credit reports over the  next five years and that this could “possibly send a flood of more homebuyers into the housing market.

The chart below shows the total number of bankruptcies filed by year in  the US over the last 10 years. The light blue bars represent over 3.3  million people who have already waited the 7 years necessary for their  reports to no longer include their bankruptcies.

How would this “send a flood of more homebuyers into the housing market”?

As the article mentioned, in 2010 the number of chapter 7 bankruptcies increased to nearly 1.14 million. Now, 7 years later,  they will begin to fade from credit histories, enabling prospective  buyers to become homeowners again once their credit scores improve.

As we can see from both reports, the homeownership rate has the  opportunity to increase drastically over the next few years with all of  these boomerang buyers returning to the market.

Bottom Line

If your family was negatively impacted by the housing bust, here is the  light at the end of the tunnel!  You may be able to purchase your dream  home faster than you think!

Please  consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area.  If you are refinancing, want a recommendation,  need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at


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